MARITIME COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF THE PANAMA CANAL

This study closely examines the operations of the Panama Canal today. It examines trends in cargo movement, and in shipbuilding. Studied also are the limits of capacity of the Canal. The fundamentals of toll policy have been considered and a toll strategy for the future sought. Alternatives have been weighed for enlarging the Canal. The field of policy is examined, to consider steps to modernizing treaty relationships with the Republic of Panama, since the larger picture of engineering, technological change, economics, and decision-making are all tied in with effective handling of Canal questions in the years ahead. The work anticipates the area of change that lies ahead, and suggests that by capitalizing upon technological innovation the Canal can promote expanding markets and growing industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Index No. 74-328-Npt.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Padelford, N J
    • Gibbs, S R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG-74-28
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-NG-43-72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM